eject[ē jekt′, i-]
A CD being ejected from a computers CD drive.
- An example of eject is a dvd player releasing a disc; the player ejects the disc.
- An example of eject is a wild fire giving off smoke; the fire ejects smoke.
- to throw out; cast out; expel; emit; discharge: the chimney ejects smoke
- to drive out; evict: to eject a heckler
Origin of eject; from Classical Latin ejectus, past participle of ejicere, to throw out ; from e-, out (see ex-) + jacere, to throw (see jet)
verbe·ject·ed, e·ject·ing, e·jects
- To throw out forcefully; expel: The burning house ejected yellow flames into the night sky.
- a. To compel to leave: ejected the bar patron who started a fight.b. To evict: ejected tenants for lease violations.
- Sports To disqualify or force (a player or coach) to leave the playing area for the remainder of a game.
Origin of ejectMiddle English ejecten, from Latin ēicere, ēiect- : ē-, ex-, ex- + iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.
The physiological sense always uses pronunciation stressed on the first syllable (IPA: /iː.dʒɛkt/), either pronunciation is used for the other senses.
(third-person singular simple present ejects, present participle ejecting, simple past and past participle ejected)
- To compel (a person or persons) to leave.
- The man started a fight and was ejected from the bar.
- Andrew was ejected from his apartment for not paying the rent.
- To throw out or remove forcefully.
- In other news, a Montreal man was ejected from his car when he was involved in an accident.
- (US) To compel (a sports player) to leave the field because of inappropriate behaviour.
- (intransitive) To project oneself from an aircraft.
- The pilot lost control of the plane and had to eject.
- To cause (something) to come out of a machine.
- Press that button to eject the video tape.
- (intransitive) To come out of a machine.
- I can't get this cassette to eject.
eject (not used in the plural)
- A button on a machine that causes something to be ejected from the machine.
- When the tape stops, press eject.
- Eject in this sense is used without an article, and is often capitalised ("press EJECT") as it is marked on many such buttons, or enclosed in quotation marks ("press 'eject' ").
From Latin ēiectus, from e-, combining form of ex- (“out”) + iectus, variant form of iactus, perfect passive participle of iacere (“to throw”).
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